Ideal composition of formulas should be resulting in effects on growth pattern, biochemical markers and functional outcome comparable with those obtained with exclusive breastfeeding. In terms of composition, minimum and maximum values are based, where available, on adequate scientific data on infant requirements and the absence of adverse effects. Whereas to special components, high beta-palmitate content and LCPUFA supplementation have shown proven benefits. Lactoferrin supplementation holds promising results in terms of growth and immune response. The use either of prebiotics and probiotics alone, or in combination, is still a matter of debate. Other components such as polyamine, nucleotides and peptides are still to be proven of any benefit. Composition of infant formulas should be tailored on providing nutritional or functional benefits.

The ideal formula for healthy term infants / G. Francescato, F. Mosca, C. Agostoni, M. Agosti. - In: EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. - ISSN 0378-3782. - 89:Suppl. 4(2013), pp. S126-S128.

The ideal formula for healthy term infants

G. Francescato
Primo
;
F. Mosca
Secondo
;
C. Agostoni
Penultimo
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2013

Abstract

Ideal composition of formulas should be resulting in effects on growth pattern, biochemical markers and functional outcome comparable with those obtained with exclusive breastfeeding. In terms of composition, minimum and maximum values are based, where available, on adequate scientific data on infant requirements and the absence of adverse effects. Whereas to special components, high beta-palmitate content and LCPUFA supplementation have shown proven benefits. Lactoferrin supplementation holds promising results in terms of growth and immune response. The use either of prebiotics and probiotics alone, or in combination, is still a matter of debate. Other components such as polyamine, nucleotides and peptides are still to be proven of any benefit. Composition of infant formulas should be tailored on providing nutritional or functional benefits.
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